An Analysis of Toy Story Essay

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Toy Story Analysis Toy Story is the groundbreaking 1995 motion picture developed by Disney and Pixar and directed by John Lasseter. The film was so revolutionary not only because it was the first feature length animation to be created completely by CGI (Computer Generated Imagery) but also, also the film was more rounded in all respects. The characters not only looked more sophisticated and three-dimensional but their personalities were also more human and fewer cartoons like. The film uses a constructed text in order to put across a theme of two very different characters learning to work together beyond their rivalries to rise above a common enemy and work towards a common goal. The film uses characters and imagery very cleverly to…show more content…
Woody quickly becomes jealous and insecure with the arrival of Buzz and this turns him into a bully. Not the characteristics expected of a Disney hero. This is shown in the way Woody constantly ridicules Buzz making fun of his name and teases him maliciously about the fact he thinks he actually is a space ranger. This brings us on to Buzz. He is super confidant and suffers from delusions of grandeur. However although he may be a little irritating he is still likeable, cheerful and helpful. He has too much confidence in own abilities. This is why when he sees the advertisement for Buzz Lightyear Action figures he completely loses his will to live and is unable to do anything. This is another theme that self belief has a reflection in what you are able to do as they both find out at the end in that when they have confidence in themselves they are able to rise above seemingly insurmountable obstacles in rescuing Buzz and getting back to Andy. Another theme is that of appearances being deceptive. Woody and Buzz immediately consider the toys in Sid’s room as evil. The audience also get this feeling. Not only do they look disturbing but also they are also associated with Sid who is the main evil character. Despite their initial fears, Woody and Buzz are soon convinced that Sid’s warped creations are also prisoners and are in fact friends. It turns out that without the intervention of Sid’s toys Sid would
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